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31 July, 2015

SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards: The Results

After some particularly tough judging, the results of the inaugural 2015 SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards are in. 

Dalziel is to launch a series of films which go behind the scenes of the UK’s retail butchery industry. 

Butchers are noticing a change in routine to consumers’ barbecuing habits, thanks to the unpredictable weather. 

There’s just one week left to enter Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK. 

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AHDB Beef & Lamb believes there are clear opportunities in exploring sous-vide and enhancing ready-cooked product ranges in the beef and lamb categories. 

Wholesale catering butcher Clifton Quality Meats is eyeing expansion after investing in new premises. 

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is asking UK food businesses that sell edible insects to begin preparing for new amendments to EU regulations that may mean some insects will need approval for sale as food. 

London-based Crocker’s Folly is reinventing the traditional pub experience with its own aged meats, produced on the premises, served in historic surroundings. 

In response to dropping lamb prices, a group of Welsh farmers plan to withhold their prime lambs between August 1-7.

A new five-part series being broadcast on ITV will pit Britain’s biggest barbecue enthusiasts against one another, in the hopes of being crowned king or queen of the barbecue. 

Budgens is to expand its range of chilled ready meals. 

Crawshaws has announced plans to create 2,500 jobs as it embarks on its national expansion plan. 

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The largest private landholding in Australia will change ownership over the next few months, including the world’s largest working cattle ranch in the world, Anna Creek Station, in South Australia. 

The largest integrated meat processor in Russia, Cherkizovo, has reported increased sales in its poultry and meat processing division in the first half of 2014, but a decline in sales in its pork division. 

The director general of the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) is “not confident” African Swine Fever (ASF) is being effectively controlled around the world, and has expressed concerns that with no treatment and no vaccine, there is a “very important risk” that the disease will spread from the Baltic states to other countries in Europe. 

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